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Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dynamic practitioner to join the Swansea Bay Specialist Peri-natal Mental Health Service.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent skills in mental health assessment and delivery of relevant interventions. They will work collaborative with service users and families to prepare effective and evidence based care & treatment plans, which take into consideration the evolving, and potentially complex, needs of mothers, their infants and wider family.

The successful candidate will actively contribute to the ongoing development of the service and be an active member of the wider perinatal mental health network across wales, contributing to sharing best practice and learning opportunities to inform professional practice and the wider development of the service.

Main duties of the job

The role will require the use excellent skills in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mental illness. Carrying an identified caseload and providing assessment and treatment for service users under both parts 1 and 2 of Mental Health Measure Wales.

The role requires collaboration with a wide range of services and agencies to ensure the holistic needs of parents, infants and wider family group are met. The role involves significant contribution to safeguarding processes for children and vulnerable adults.

Members of the perinatal mental health services are expected to access and engage with learning and development opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in the perinatal mental health specialism.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation. You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of relevant Nursing qualification - ie RMN and registration with relevant professional body (NMC)
  • Evidence of continued professional development demonstrated by specialist knowledge and experience.


  • Formal therapies qualification ie CBT or similar

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of Welsh legislation in relation to the client group and mental health e.g. Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
  • Knowledge of evidence base relating to perinatal specific mental health issues, risk & management



  • Experience of working in a mental health setting, including working with patients experiencing perinatal mental health issues.
  • Experience of safe and effective caseload management within a community setting at band 6 or above.
  • Experience of delivering brief therapeutic interventions.

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Tonna Hospital

Tonna Uchaf


SA11 3LX

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